France at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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France at the Olympic Games

Flag of France
IOC code  FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sport Committee
Website www.franceolympique.com (French)
At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin
Competitors 201 (190 men and 11 women) in 18 sports
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
7
Silver
6
Bronze
6
Total
19
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

France competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 201 competitors, 190 men and 11 women, took part in 100 events in 18 sports.[1]

It was notable for an incident during the opening ceremonies. During the March of the Nations (when each national team with its flag parades on the field), the entire French team gave a straight-arm salute as it passed the box of Adolf Hitler (head of state of the host country for that Olympics, Germany). The French flag was also dipped in such a way as to drag it in the dirt in front of Hitlers box. There was a storm of protest in France after the incident was reported there, and accusations were made that the French Olympic committee was pro-Nazi. The committee stated that the salute (resembling the salute of Germany's ruling Nazi party) was an 'Olympic salute', and that dipping the colors was a tradition. The incident is recorded in Leni Riefenstahl's 1938 film Olympia.

Medalists[edit]

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Athletics[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Eight cyclists, all men, represented France in 1936.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 16 men and 3 women, represented France in 1936.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Field hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
    • Lost to the Netherlands (1-3)
    • Defeated Switzerland (1-0)
    • Drew with Belgium (2-2)
  • Semi Finals
    • Lost to India (0-10)
  • Final
    • Lost to the Netherlands (3-4) → Fourth Place

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented France in 1936.

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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